John Stumpf, Wells Fargo
2011 Compensation: ~$19.8 million
By virtually every measure, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) CEO John Stumpf has trumped his peers. A nearly $20 million compensation package is a nice way to reward a 1.26% return on assets and 12% return on equity, both best in their class. An 11% loss in WFC shares is by far the lowest among these names — a nice position to play from.
Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor of InvestorPlace. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.